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''[[Australia and Oceania|Oceania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[Tokelau Genealogy|Tokelau]]'''{{Tokelau-sidebar}}Guide to '''Tokelau ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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==Country Information==
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'''Tokelau''' is a territory of [[New Zealand Genealogy|New Zealand]]. It was formerly known as the '''Union Islands'''. The official languages are Tokelauan and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tokelau," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokelau, accessed 20 April 2016.</ref>
  
''[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide&nbsp;]] &gt; &nbsp;Tokelau''
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Tokelau Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Tokelau research.
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*[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide]]
  
=== General Information  ===
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<h3>Tokelau Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Tokelau research.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pyfwgw/tokelau/ Tokelau GenWeb]
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'''Tokelau''' is a territory of New Zealand that consists of three tropical coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean. The United Nations General Assembly designated Tokelau a ''Non-Self-Governing Territory''.  
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Until 1976 the official name was '''Tokelau Islands'''. Tokelau was formerly known as the '''Union Islands'''.  
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==Tokelau Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Tokelau.
  
=== Historical Background  ===
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Tokelau is a group of coral atolls enclosing large lagoons. ''“Tokelau''” means ''“north wind”'' in Tokelauan. The languages spoken are ''Tokelauan'' and ''English''. ''Tokelau'' is a non-self-governing territory under ''New Zealand ''administration. ''New Zealand ''makes up their financial deficit and contributes their defence. They are so isolated; they have a very poor economy. There are less than 1,500 inhabitants. Many immigrate to ''New Zealand ''each year. About 5,000 ''Tokelauans'' live in ''New Zealand''. ''Samoa ''is its nearest neighbour. ''Atafu, Nukunonu'', and ''Fakaofo'' are the islands and they lie about halfway between ''Hawaii and New Zealand.''<br>  
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'''Early history''' Originally settled by ''Polynesians'' from surrounding islands.<br>'''1765-1835''' British sailors and Whalers visit. Some islanders have British names.<br>'''1840''' Catholic missionaries convert the people of Nukunonu.<br>'''1858''' Protestant Samoans convert the people of Atafu.<br>'''1850-60''' Peruvian slave traders kidnap 250 islanders. Another 500 are removed by missionaries, and many die from diseases.<br>'''1889''' Tokelau becomes a part of the crown colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands British protectorate. Many Tokelauans go to Banaba to work in the phosphate mines.<br>'''1916''' Tokelau becomes part of the British Commonwealth<br>'''1925''' Tokelau is administered by New Zealand.<br>'''1946 '''Tokelau is officially administered by New Zealand.<br>'''1992''' Inter-atoll ferry and telecommunications ease isolation.<br>'''2002''' Tokelau moves toward a free association with New Zealand, similar to that of Niue.<br>'''2004''' Overpopulation is a problem. Global warming threatens to cover the tiny island with water.
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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Tokelau. Atolls:
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*Atafu
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*Fakaofo
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*Nukunonu
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=== Research Tools  ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pyfwgw/tokelau/ Tokelau GenWeb]
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==References==
*[[Portal:Tokelau|Portal: Tokelau]] in FamilySearch Research Wiki
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Tokelau Background
Local Research Resources

Guide to Tokelau ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand. It was formerly known as the Union Islands. The official languages are Tokelauan and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Tokelau Research

Links to articles on getting started with Tokelau research.

Tokelau Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Tokelau research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Tokelau Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Tokelau.

Tokelau Islands.png

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Tokelau. Atolls:

  • Atafu
  • Fakaofo
  • Nukunonu

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Tokelau," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokelau, accessed 20 April 2016.